Vibrant, surreal and magical: just a few of the words that spring to mind as we look through the winners of the Smithsonian’s 2014 photo contest.
The grand prize is something out of a dystopian fairytale; two seamstresses half-buried in green tulle as they work to finish the edges. Other winners range from the exotic to the everyday, writ large or shown in breathtaking miniature.
This is humanity, nature and our planet rendered with creativity, passion and not a small amount of lucky shot. Enjoy!